Halifax three-piece The Orielles release their debut album on 16th February 2018, putting some live favourites on vinyl as well as introducing new material. The group will then go on a short tour of mainland Europe and the UK.
The album is called ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ and will be released via Heavenly Recordings.
Opening track ‘Mango’ is a slice of buzzing psych garage pop that they’ve been playing regularly at gigs, while closer ‘Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)’ was written in the studio while they recorded the album with producer Marta Salogni at Eve Studio in Stockport.
Recent singles ‘Let Your Dog Tooth Grow’ and ‘I Only Bought It For The Bottle’ are on the 45-minute long record, but it doesn’t have space for their incredible eight-minute odyssey, ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’.
The Orielles’ songs are inspired by cinema and literature. “So many pop songs are about relationships or growing up or whatever,” they say. “We wanted to write a few songs that make people think, ‘What the hell is that about?’.”
Guitarist Henry Carlyle Wade explains the album’s title: ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ is the band’s phrase for anything that’s unexpectedly brilliant. “We played in Toronto, at this bar called the Silver Dollar Room. We’d been in Canada for 36 hours, no sleep, we’d already played at 10, then we played a show at the Silver Dollar at 2am and it was one of the best shows we’ve played. So a ‘silver dollar moment’ became anything that’s good, but unexpectedly.” But the band say there’s nothing unexpected about their album’s brilliance.
Tracklisting for the album is here… 01 ‘Mango’ 02 ‘Old Stuff, New Glass’ 03 ‘Sunflower Seeds’ 04 ‘Let Your Dog Tooth Grow’ 05 ‘Liminal Spaces’ 06 ‘The Sound Of Liminal Spaces (Edit)’ 07 ‘I Only Bought It For The Bottle’ 08 ‘Henry’s Pocket’ 09 ‘48 Percent’ 10 ‘Borrachero Tree’ 11 ‘Snaps’ 12 ‘Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)’
The Orielles tour dates: 01 December Glasgow ABC (with St Etienne) 08 December Manchester Deaf Institute 2018 03 April Paris La Maroquinerie 04 April Brussels Botanique 05 April Utrecht ACU 06 April Amsterdam Sugar Factory 07 April Hamburg Molotow 08 April Berlin Monarch
12 April London The Garage
13 April Leeds Brudenell Social Club